Gamene Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Let your doctor or health care professional know if you still see lice after 7 days of the initial application. Do not use this medicine more than 1 time to treat lice. Using more than directed may increase your risk of experiencing serious side effects including seizures. If you or a family member experience a seizure, get emergency help right away.
Do not use this medicine on damaged skin. It can penetrate through skin that is burned, cut, scraped, or covered in a rash, and cause serious side effects.
If you are applying this medicine to another person, wear plastic or disposable gloves to protect yourself from lice infestation and exposure to the medicine.
All recently worn clothing, underwear, pajamas, used sheets, pillowcases, and towels should be washed in very hot water or dry-cleaned. Close personal contact can spread the infestation. Family members and sexual contacts may require treatment for lice.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
dizziness, clumsiness, or unsteadiness
nervousness, restlessness, or irritability
skin irritation not present before use of lindane
After you stop using this medicine, it may still produce some side effects that need attention. During this period of time, check with your doctor immediately if you notice the following side effects:
Serious side effects have resulted in patients using lindane. Sometime it has occurred even when used according to the labeled directions. Serious side effects have been reported following lindane use with repeat or prolonged use, but also in rare cases following a single application. You should discuss these possible effects with your doctor.
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.